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Sammy Watkins is a flat-earther

Planet Earth is round. It can be defined as an oblate spheroid, since its rotation causes it to be slightly wider at the equator, but if you shrunk our planet down, it would be as round and as smooth as billiard ball, even though its peaks and valleys seem massive from our vantage point. But despite

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-20 17:21:57

'Stronger' spawns a new friendship for Jake Gyllenhaal

TORONTO (AP) - Jake Gyllenhaal says he's never gotten closer to a real-life character he's played than the Boston Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman. While making the upcoming film "Stronger," Gyllenhaal and Bauman became close. Gyllenhaal made frequent trips to Boston to spend time with the 31-yea

TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-19 20:14:49

Gowanda to host drug prevention training

GOWANDA - Gowanda Central School District is taking action against opioids. The district will host an overdose prevention training on Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria, which is open to the public, with the goal of being prepared for the possibility of an overdose. "At those trainings

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Demolition underway at major building in WVDP cleanup

WEST VALLEY - Demolition has begun on a major building at the West Valley Demonstration Project, site of the federal-state cleanup at the first commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in the U.S. The vitrification facility, where more than 600,000 gallons of radioactive liquid waste were processe

TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-19 18:00:00

My View: Hospital will always remain in my heart

My hospital sits on a well-traveled country road in rural Erie County. It draws patients from Arcade to Gowanda and everywhere in between. They visit to get healthy, to stay healthy and to heal what ails them. I call Bertrand Chaffee Hospital "my hospital" with good reason. I started my first and on

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-18 20:30:57

Charges continue to pile up for Farmersville teen, now charged with arson

FARMERSVILLE - A Farmersville teen who caused an Amber Alert in May and faces felony sex charges has been arrested once again, this time in connection with suspicious fires. Joshua R. Monette, 18, of Farmersville, was charged Friday with third-degree arson, a class C felony, and second-degree crimin

TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-19 15:30:00

State Police: Drunk driver crashes into pole

TOWN OF YORKSHIRE, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Cattaraugus County driver has been charged with striking a utility pole while drunk. New York State Police say Franklinville resident Andrew Vosburg, 32, crashed into a pole in the Town of Yorkshire this weekend. He was found by Troopers on Block Rd. around 3:30 a.

WIVB - 2017-09-18 13:27:55

The Latest: Women in acid attack offer prayers for assailant

BOSTON (AP) - The Latest on the attack on four American women with acid at a Marseille train station (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Two women who were among four Boston College students attacked with acid at a train station in France are showing compassion for their assailant. Courtney Siverling said

TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-18 16:59:48

Out of Darkness Walk shines light on suicide

OLEAN - Public awareness about the risk of suicide was the message delivered Sunday morning by a solemn parade of walkers stretching along a mile of sidewalk between Good Times of Olean and and Lincoln Park. Olean's fifth annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk for suicide prevention also aimed to

TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-18 18:00:00

Police departments dodged sunshine law requests, ACLU claims

Police departments in almost two dozen towns and cities across the state tried to dodge Freedom of Information requests seeking information about their use of force, complaints about alleged brutality, racial profiling and the use of surveillance technology, according to the New York Civil Liberties

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-18 14:58:20

Boston Symphony season opener highlights Bernstein works

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Symphony Orchestra is kicking off its performance season with a tribute to the famed conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein. The Sept. 22 show at Symphony Hall is the first of the storied orchestra's planned programs this season commemorating what would have been the 100th

WIVB - 2017-09-17 22:22:40

Chautauqua County woman charged with DWI, reckless driving

Tonya Spallino (State Police photo) A Chautauqua County woman was arrested by troopers on charges of driving while intoxicated and reckless driving, according to State Police. Tonya Spallino, 39, of Kennedy, was involved in a one-car crash Sunday on Route 62 in the Town of Poland, where her vehicle

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-20 01:12:21

SHS swimmers focused on improvement, postseason

New coach Madison Nieves took over the Salamanca varsity girls swimming program in a unique circumstance. She had just graduated from Penn State - where she swam for the Nittany Lions - in May and had been hired as a special education teacher at Salamanca High. A Jamestown native who swam for six ye

SALAMANCA PRESS - 2017-09-20 14:30:00

Outdoors Calendar (Sept. 20)

Sept. 20 - Genesee County Ducks Unlimited Dinner at Terry Hills Banquet Facility, 5122 Clinton St., Batavia, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Call Mindy Kilby at 585-344-1262 for more information. Reservations by Sept. 16. Sept. 21 - The Lake Erie Chapter of Fly Fishers International will hold its monthly mee

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-20 12:57:46

Storage Building Destroyed In Randolph Blaze

Firefighters were alerted to the blaze at 3321 Bowen Road around 5 p.m. First responders arrived to find the storage building engulfed by flames, Randolph fire chief Don McElwain Jr. said. Randolph firefighters were assisted by East Randolph, Conewango and Kennedy fire departments. The Randolph EMS

POST-JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

New scoreboard installed at Crowley Park

SALAMANCA - Athletes and spectators of Crowley Park are now enjoying a more modern scoreboard during games thanks to grants from Cattaraugus County and the Seneca Nation of Indians. The Common Council last week authorized the submission and acceptance of $4,000 in grant funds from the Cattaraugus Co

SALAMANCA PRESS - 2017-09-19 21:06:00

Everyone Matters group presents at council meeting

SALAMANCA - If you were around for Celebrate Salamanca Day, you might have seen a group of individuals in blue T-shirts cleaning up the gardens in front of the Salamanca Mall. That group was Everyone Matters (EM), a nonprofit community service group formed four years ago in Rochester. The group want

SALAMANCA PRESS - 2017-09-19 13:31:00

Sunshade offers protection at Salamanca Youth Center

SALAMANCA - Young visitors to the Salamanca Youth Center have a new shady spot outside to rest and relax thanks to grant for a sunshade for the center's playground. "We have used it since roughly the middle of July," said Sandi Brundage, director of the Salamanca Youth Bureau, in a ceremony Saturday

SALAMANCA PRESS - 2017-09-19 13:12:00

Lillian Kuczka, 91, nurse who helped develop the crash cart

Lillian "Pat" Kuczka, a nurse who helped develop the "crisis cart" for hospitals, died Monday in Autumn View Health Care Facility, Hamburg. She was 91. Born in Orchard Park, the former Lillian F. Patterson was a 1944 graduate of Orchard Park High School and earned her certificate of nursing from the

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-20 15:52:38

Caregivers tell their stories through photos and social media: 'Life is so fragile'

A parent taking care of a special-needs child with a life-threatening illness or disability is hard work, and that work that can go unnoticed or sometimes misunderstood. That is why researchers at Palliative Care Buffalo in Cheektowaga created "The Photographs of Meaning Program." They asked parents

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-19 11:40:03